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* News / Zimbabwe Govt Fires 16,000 Striking Nurses, Hires Unemployed and Retired Nurses by katty: April 18, 2018, 06:43:48 AM
The Zimbabwean government has fired 16,000 striking nurses vowing to replace them with newly-trained and retired nurses.

According to the state-controlled Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga dismissed the nurses as in his capacity as the supervisor of the social services cluster.

In a statement, Chiwenga claimed that the Health Service Board (HSB) had conceded to the nurses’ demands by releasing $17,114.446 to the Ministry of Health to pay outstanding allowances for the striking workers.

“What makes the whole action deplorable and reprehensible is the fact that as agreed yesterday (Monday), the government today released and transferred $17,114.446 into the account of the Ministry of Health and Child care for on-payment to the striking nurses.

“While this demonstrates good faith in the part of government, the prompt transfers which have been effected against demonstrable economic challenges facing the country, has not quite surprisingly persuaded the striking nurses to go back to their stations in the interest of saving lives and helping helpless patients under their care. The government now regards this lack of remorse as politically motivated and thus as going beyond concerns of conditions of service and worker welfare.”

Chiwenga noted that the government has instructed the HSB to engage all unemployed but trained nurses in Zimbabwe, who are expected to replace the fired nurses.

“We have also authorized the board to recall retired nursing staff into the service … Funds originally released to meet demands of the striking nursing staff will now be re-directed and allocated towards meeting the costs of effecting this new directive and arrangements which will be implemented with immediate effect.”

But Zimbabwe Nurses’ Association secretary general Enock Dongo told VOA Studio 7 that they leant about the government’s move to fire them on ZBC.

“We have not been formally told about our dismissals by the government as we heard this on ZBC. As far as we are concerned this is a non-event.”

Nurses are demanding an upward review of their salaries currently pegged at $284 per month, night duty and medical allowances and related issues, some of them which have been outstanding for many years.

The government owes some nurses more than $1,000 in outstanding allowances.

Source : VOA
* News / Nigerian Doctors attack other workers for going on strike say JOHESU is illegal by katty: April 17, 2018, 05:20:00 PM
Nigerian doctors say they will not join a proposed strike by other workers in the health sector.

The doctors through the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) also described the union of the other health workers, JOHESU, as illegal.

JOHESU, which includes all health workers except doctors and dentists, announced on Monday it will commence an indefinite strike later tonight.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, the NMA president, Mike Ogirima, warned the government against acceding to JOHESU’s demands.

He said doctors will not join the strike and that the strike is targeted at medical doctors.
Details later…

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* Schools of Nursing / Bowen University Iwo Osun State 2018/2019 Admission Forms on Sale by katty: April 17, 2018, 04:55:16 PM
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission to BOWEN UNIVERSITY degree programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session.
Degree Programmes
• Nursing Science B. N. Sc. (4 or 5 Year Programme)
Admission Requirements
(i) O’ Level Subjects
• Candidates must possess five O' Level credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
• For Nursing  programmes, the five (5) O’Levelcredits (including Mathematics and English) must be obtained at one sitting.
(ii) UTME Subjects
• English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics
(iii) Direct Entry
(a) Advanced Level GCE/Cambridge/IJMB/JUPEBat an acceptable grade level
(b) Candidates with B. Sc. Second Class Upper Division in a related discipline
can apply for the MB; BS programme.
(c) In addition, candidates must satisfy the O’ level requirements as stated in 2(i) above.
(d) For Nursing Science, candidates with RN/SRN plus five (5) O’ level credits including English Language and Mathematics can apply and be admitted to 200 Level.
e) For Physiotherapy, candidates with a degree not less than 2nd Class Lower Division can apply.
(i) UTME
(a) All applicants are required to sit for the 2018 Unified Tertiary MatriculationExamination (UTME)
(b) Applicants are to complete the on-line application form by visiting Bowen University website at
(c) All applicants are required to have credits at SSCE, GCE, NECO, NABTEB or approved equivalent in at least five (5) subjects, which must include English Language and four other subjects as may be specified by each Faculty.
(d) The five credits should be obtained in not more than two sittings.
(e) For Medicine and Surgery (MB; BS), Nursing Science and Physiotherapy programmes, the five credits (includingMathematics and English) must beobtained at only one sitting.
(f) Candidates awaiting results may apply.
(g) All applicants will be required to go through Bowen UniversityScreening Exercise.
(h) Interested candidates who will apply to JAMB for admission andwish to change their choice to Bowen University are required to:
1. Apply for change of institution through JAMB
2. Complete theBowen University On-line Application Form
3. Participate in the Bowenscreening exercise.
All applicants for direct entry must satisfy any of the following:
(a) NCE at credit level, ND and approved equivalents with at least Lower Credit in relevant fields.
(b) At least two Advanced Level passes at acceptable grade level.
(c) The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB),Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) or Cambridgemoderated School of Basic Studies at acceptable grade levels.
(d) In addition to NCE/ND/IJMB, JUPEB or two Advanced Level papers specified by each Faculty or programme, candidates must also satisfy the Ordinary Level requirements.
(e) HND holders may be admitted to 200 Level or 300 Level depending on the regulation guiding admission to each department / programme.
All direct entry candidates are required to apply through JAMB.
(a) On-Line Application
To complete the on-line application form:
• Visit Bowen University website @
• Click on “Apply Now” under the UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION sub menu. This takes you to the admission guide. Go through it and click on “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” at the bottom of the page to create an identity (Pre-Registration).
• After the pre-registration, generate a payment invoice with your unique transaction ID for the sum of Ten thousand,three hundred Naira (N10, 300) only as application form fee.
• Then, proceed to Quick teller page to make payment online.
• Payment for on-line forms through Banks – After generating a unique transaction ID through the University website, applicants may proceed to any of the following banks with their transaction ID to make payments: Skye Bank, Sterling Bank, Unity Bank, Wema Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA).
• Upon confirmation of payment, proceed to the School Admission page “ to log in using your already created username and password in order to complete and submit the application form.
• Upon successful submission, print out your acknowledgement card and profile.
• Applicants in Lagos State may wish to visit the Bowen Microfinance Bank, Baptist Academy Compound,Obanikoro, Lagos for assistance to completing the application form. Contact: 08034955444, 08023672806, 08062435570
Applicants may visit any of the following centres for enquiries:
i. Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. Tel: 09036206970 or 07085434397
ii. Bowen University Liaison Office, Baptist Building, Oke Bola, Ibadan, Oyo State. Tel: 08033797387
iii. First Baptist Church, Opposite NNPC Quarters, Area 11, P. O. Box 331, Garki, Abuja. Tel: 08059648342, 08039102716.
iv. Ekiti Baptist Conference Secretariat, Km. 3 Ikere Road, Off Ologede Police Station, AdoEkiti, Ekiti State. 08036265636
v. Baptist College of Theology Benin, NTA Road, Benin City, Edo State. 08038412738 or 08062417396
vi. Central Baptist Conference Secretariat, Lamingo Dam road, Rikkos, Jos, Plateau State. 08065517071.
vii. Bethel Baptist Conference, 4 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, Kaduna State. Tel: 08023551299
viii. Bowen Microfinance Bank, Baptist Academy Compound, Obanikoro,Lagos. Tel: 08034955444, 08062435570
ix. Imo Baptist Conference Secretariat, 120Wetheral Road, Owerri, Imo State. 07037919943.
x. Rivers Baptist Conference Secretariat, No 7 William Jumbo Street, Old GRA, Port-Harcourt. 08064180777.
xi. Kwara Baptist Conference Secretariat, Afon Road, Ganmo, Ilorin, Kwara State. 08039125460.
xii. Ogun State Baptist Conference, Baptist Mission Compound, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State. 07069647706.
xiii. Ondo State Baptist Conference Secretariat, Block 001 Plot 7 & 8 Alagbaka GRA, Extension Adjacent Freeman Petrol Station, Oba Ile Rd, Akure, Ondo State. 07038917271.
xiv. Lagos Central Baptist Conference, Secretariat, C/O Ijero Baptist Church, 884, Apapa Road, Church, 122, Ipaja Rd, Ikeja, Lagos
xv. Lagos West Baptist Conference, Secretariart, C/O Union Baptist Church, Ebute-MettaAgege
xvi. Ethiope-Delta State Baptist Conference, Amukpe, Sapele, Delta State. 08057257907.
xvii. Zion Baptist Secondary School, beside Bowen Pre-degree Programme Centre, Agunbelewo, Ilobu Road, Osogbo, Osun State. Tel: 08136899924
xviii. Beulah Baptist Centre, Behind Baptist High School, Ogbomoso, Oyo State. 08053514160
xix. Oyo West Baptist Conference Secretariat, Oyo, Oyo State. 08035762942
xx. Providence Baptist Church, Uyo, Akwa – Ibom State 08039102716
xxi. Anioma-Delta Baptist Conference, C/O Victory Baptist Church, Asaba, Delta State. 08034074335, 08057022515
All applicants are to appear for BOWEN University Screening Exercise at any of the following Centres:
(i) Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos
(ii) Baptist College of Theology NTA/TV Road, Benin-City
(iii) Fullness of God Nursery and Primary School, Ijapo Estate, Akure.
(vi) Baptist Theological Seminary, Kaduna
(v) Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State
(vi) Faith Baptist College,#1 Rumuaparaeli Street, Beside Holy Rosary Secondary School, Old GRA Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
(vii) First Baptist Church, Area 11,Garki, Abuja
(viii) Union Baptist Grammar School, Ga-Akanbi, Ilorin, Kwara State.
(xi) Baptist Girls College, Missions, Idi Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
(x) Gilgal International School, Shelter Afrique Extension, Mbiabong, Uyo, Akwa –Ibom State.
(xi) Ethiope-Delta State Baptist Conference, Amukpe, Sapele, Delta State.
Candidates are requested to come along with the following for the screening exercise:
i. Writing Materials
ii. On-line Generated Acknowledgement form
iii. 2018 UTME result slip
iv. O’Level result
v. Birth certificate
The screening date and time will be communicated later.
For Further enquires please visit our website or contact: the Registrar, Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, through:
(i) Email: or
(ii) Phone numbers: Bayo – 08168916329, Temitope - 0903-620-6970, Lanre - 0708-543-4397 and Niyi - 08185451648
Dr. K. A. Ogunleye
* Nursing Jobs / Re: Lagos State Primary Health Care Board 2018 Vacancies for Degree Nurses by Bodejames: April 17, 2018, 12:39:49 PM
the process of account creation is somehow difficult, kindly look in to this....

have been giviing it a trial but not going through
* Nursing Jobs / Lagos State Primary Health Care Board 2018 Vacancies for Degree Nurses by katty: April 17, 2018, 11:24:39 AM
The Lagos State Primary Health Care (PHC) Board was set up amongst others to manage the Career Development of Health Workers in the 57 LGAs/LCDAs in Lagos State and is saddled with the over all responsibility of revitalization, restructuring and re-equipping of the PHCCs in the 57 LGAs/LCDAs, in order to bring quality Health Care closer to the people of Lagos State.
Applications are currently invited to fill the position below:
Positon: Staff Nursing Officer - GL.08
Location: Lagos
• Supervising junior staff. Assisting in the control of communicable diseases and eradication of infections by way of immunization.
• Maintaining accurate health records for statistical data.
• Candidate must possess a recognized BSc. Nursing plus the registration of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) plus at least two years post registration cognate experience.
• All candidates must possess strong work ethics, desire to work in result driven environment in any part of the state.
Application Closing Date
Midnight on 4th May, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submitted to
To apply click

• Only online Applications are acceptable.
• Please note that there is no financial attachment to the advertisement.
• For further details, please contact the following number: 07017212500, 08173640503, 07087288331 and 08173640380
* Nursing Jobs / Staff Nurse/Midwives Vacancies at the Lagos State Primary Health Care 2018 by katty: April 17, 2018, 11:12:31 AM
The Lagos State Primary Health Care (PHC) Board was set up amongst others to manage the Career Development of Health Workers in the 57 LGAs/LCDAs in Lagos State and is saddled with the over all responsibility of revitalization, restructuring and re-equipping of the PHCCs in the 57 LGAs/LCDAs, in order to bring quality Health Care closer to the people of Lagos State.
Applications are currently invited to fill the position below:
Positon: Staff Nurse/Staff Midwife - GL.07
Location: Lagos State
• Undertaking nursing care of patients in the Local Government Health Institutions.
• Assisting Doctors in the operating theatres and other Departments in the Local Government Health Institutions.
• Feeding patients and undertaking laundry care as well as other duties as assigned.
• Candidate must possess the NRN or the NRM or their equivalent and must have been duly registered with the Nursing & Midwife Council of Nigeria (NMCN) or the Midwives Board of Nigeria plus at least two years post- qualification cognate experience. 
• All candidates must possess strong work ethics, desire to woprk in result driven environment in any part of the state.
Application Closing Date
Midnight on 4th May, 2018.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submitted to
To apply create an account
• Only online Applications are acceptable.
• Please note that there is no financial attachment to the advertisement.
• For further details, please contact the following number: 07017212500, 08173640503, 07087288331 and 08173640380
* News / NOUN Nursing Program Fully Accredited By NUC, NMCN—VC by katty: April 17, 2018, 09:45:07 AM
The Vice-Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Prof. Abdalla Adamu, says the institution’s Nursing programme has been fully accredited by the National Universities Commission(NUC) and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria(NMCN).

Abdalla made the disclosure in his remark at the First Faculty of Health Sciences Public Lecture held at NOUN’s headquarters  on Monday in Abuja.

The topic of lecture is “ Achieving Universal Health Coverage through Primary Health Care: Lessons from Nigeria’s Saving One Million Lives Programme for Results.’’

From left to right, Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, NOUN’s V-C Prof. Abdalla Adamu and Dr Ibrahim kana, Guest Lecturer, at the First Faculty of Health Sciences Public Lecture

He said that with BNSc. Nursing, B.Sc. Public Health and B.Sc. Environmental Health-fully accredited and B.Sc. Environmental Health resource verified and approved by NUC, the institution needed partnership the Federal Ministry of Health.

“NOUN B.Sc Nursing has been fully accredited by NUC and fully accredited Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria(NMCN).

“ We are very proud of this achievement and we congratulate the faculty of Health Sciences.

“ This event is important for because it provides a window of interactivity with the Federal Ministry of Health; we want to see more facilitators and supervisors from the ministry,’’ he said.

In his speech, Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of State for Health, said that the topic of the lecture was apt given that the Universal Health Coverage(UHC), a priority programme of Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, was the news recently.

He said that UHC was the result of World Health Assembly Resolution 58.33 of 2005, which urged countries to develop strategies that ensure people had access to needed healthcare services without risk of financial ruin.

Ehanire said that UHC was envisaged to provide accessible, affordable and equitable quality healthcare to all citizens, including rural dwellers and the urban poor to enjoy healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives which supports economic growth and social harmony.

According to the minister, UHC has regained new global momentum with the World Health Assembly and UN General Assembly calling on member states including Nigeria to scale up effort to reduce poor health indices towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

He said that it was regrettable that over 70 percent of Nigerians paid for healthcare out of pocket because public funding was sparse, due in part to prevailing economic conditions and low budgetary provision.

“A significant flaw in the past was the investment of huge sums in health care without commensurate results.

“Looking back, the focus was arguably on input, rather than outcomes, the approach had to change and it did with the `Performance for Result’’(PforR) strategy , introduced to power the `Save One Million Lives’ programmes as a government flagship intervention to improve Maternal and Child Health, through results-oriented partnership with states.

“The SOML PforR is based on restructuring flow of resources to pay for results, outcomes, and impacts, rather than simply for processes, or reimbursement of activity costs.

“It seeks to deliver high impact, evidence-based, cost effective health interventions based on six pillars and two enablers.’’

“SOML PforR) is a great opportunity to tackle Nigeria’s poor maternal and child health indices; so far, states have been accessing the funds for implementation of their work plans,’’ he said.

On his part, the Guest Lecturer, Dr Ibrahim Kana, National Programme Manager, SOML PforR, challenged the academia to step up research on primary health care, adding that the programme was already in partnership with the University of Ibadan.

He said that was need for the academia to triangulate government policies- to pick interest in better understanding of Government Policies and relate with realities as well as teaching students about current government policies.

Kana urged each department of public health to adopt one primary health care centre per Senatorial District; conduct regular operational research in those facilities; set standard for other facilities to follow and use the centres as laboratories to test new approaches and techniques.

* Schools of Nursing / Kwara State College Of Nursing & Midwifery Admission Form For 2018/2019 Session. by katty: April 17, 2018, 08:33:50 AM
The management of Kwara State College Of Nursing & Midwifery hereby invites applicants for admission into its Basic Nursing Programmes for the 2018/2019 academic session.


Candidate for admission into the General Nursing Education Programme must possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent with five credits to include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than 2 sittings.

The examination bodies approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council are NECO and WAEC.
Cost of Form

Sales of form cost N10,000 and also a Convenience Fee of N300 is expected to be paid alongside the form fee.

Total Cost: N10,300

Method Of Application

Interested Candidates are To obtain the form online via the link kindly click[0]=0

Entrance Examination Date

Entrance Examination for all Basic Nursing Applicants comes up on 8th August, 2018 at the College by 7.30a.m. Prompt.

Interview Date

For the successful candidates in the Entrance Examination, Oral Interview comes up on the 3rd to 5th September, 2018.

Shortlist of Candidates and Resumption Date
Applicants that are successful in both the Entrance Examination and Oral Interview and is offered a provisional admission resumes 8th October, 2018
* News / University of Botswana School of Nursing Re-Designates As World Health Centre by katty: April 17, 2018, 08:18:58 AM
University of Botswana School of Nursing has been re-designated as World Health Centre again with expanded terms of reference for another four years.

World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative, Dr Ovberedjo Martins, who was accompanied by other WHO officials in Mr Moagi Gaborone, Mrs Bakanuki Nfila and Mr Mapuranga, made the announcement in a meeting that was followed by the issuance of a press release today.

The release, which was issued from UB School of Nursing, says the school has been a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Nursing and Midwifery Development for the English speaking African countries since 1999.

The release says the re-designation is done every four years with specific terms of reference.

This year, the release says, marks 28 years of the partnership between UB and WHO.

Therefore the current re-designation covers the period April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2021.

It also says the centre's new terms of reference aim to strengthen the contribution of nursing and midwifery in reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NDCs) and promote health and wellness throughout the lifespan.

In addition, terms of reference also seek to promote strategy on women, children and adolescents (2016-2030), strengthen the capacity of nurses and midwives to provide quality services to reduce morbidity and mortality for mothers and the newborns.

It says the WHOCC has also been tasked to promote and conduct collaborative research on NCDs and maternal, newborns, child and adolescents.

Accepting re-designation, UB vice chancellor, Professor David Norris appreciated the move, describing the achievement as special recognition of the valuable work by the centre and the university.

Professor Norris said UB management would support the WHOCC and also work closely with WHO country office.

Also, the vice chancellor underscored the contribution of the WHOCC that through knowledge development and evidence generation, it would impact on people's lives and national development.

He further stated that it was particularly interesting as the impact of the centre was expected to cover all of English speaking African countries.

On the other hand, Dr Martins acknowledged UB's valuable contribution, including the resources the university committed to enhance the tripartite partnership between itself, Ministry of Health and Wellness and WHO on health development in Botswana and beyond.

Dr Martins presented the vice chancellor with copies of the AFRO Transformation Agenda (2015-2020) and the Country Cooperation Strategy (2014-2022).

Dr Martins observed that the re-designation of the centre had a key role in the health development of the African region in that implementation of the terms of reference would have direct impact on the lives of communities.

Source : BOPA
* News / Crisis looms in Nigeria Hospitals as Nurses & Others announce Indefinite Strike by katty: April 17, 2018, 06:37:12 AM
-States and Local government nurses, medical lab and others to join after 2 weeks

The Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, has announced an indefinite strike that, it says, will paralyse activities in all health institutions across the country.

“All federal government health institutions in Nigeria including federal medical centres, specialists’ hospitals, orthopedic hospitals, psychiatric hospitals among others will be the first to shut down. If the government allows the strike to continue after two weeks, all the states and local government health institutions will now join,” the National Vice Chairman of JOHESU, Ogbonna Chimela, told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday.

The members of JOHESU are hospital workers, including nurses and pharmacists, but excluding medical doctors and dentists.

Mr Chimela said the strike will commence from midnight on Tuesday.

JOHESU embarked on a nationwide strike last September to protest among other issues, salary adjustments, promotion arrears, and improved work environment for its members.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the strike caused many hospitals to discharge sick patients, worsening the health situation of many.

On the 9th day of the strike, JOHESU struck a deal with government.

According to the union, six months after the deal was struck, the government is yet to meet any of its demands.

Last month, the union further gave the government a 30 days ultimatum.

“Before now we gave the government 21 working days as an ultimatum. Last month, we also threatened to go on strike after 30 working days which will expire tomorrow (Tuesday) and government have not really done anything tangible.

“They only invited us on the 5th of April told us that our issues are being looked into as usual without any concrete effort on how they are planning to meet our demand. So our National Executive Council (NEC) met in Abuja and appraised the situation and we resolved to continue with the strike, no going back”, the union leader said.

He said the agreement the union had with the government on September 30, 2017 was that their demands would be met in five weeks.

“That five weeks has metamorphosed to six months and still counting,” the official said.

He also spoke on the potential impact of the strike on patients.

“We know this strike will affect the masses and we are compassionate about the people; that was why we gave enough time for the government to do the needful. But the only thing government seems to respect is strike.

“The labor law gives us that opportunity that if our employer is not showing interest in our matter, we can withdraw our services through strike and we had followed all the due processes before arriving to this decision.”

When contacted, the health minister, Isaac Adewole, said the government is working to avert the strike.
“We are reaching out to abort the strike. Almost all demands have been met. Government is looking into remaining issues to address them comprehensively,” he said.

Source : Premium Times
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